The Coast

Lossiemouth BeachMoray has 45 miles of impressive coastline hiding unspoilt sandy beaches, caves and cliffs interspersed with old fishing villages and sleepy harbours. Findhorn, Lossiemouth, Nairn and Cullen are the main towns on the Moray Firth. In the past this area has been described as the Moray Riviera and was a favoured holiday destination of the Victorians who travelled from all over the United Kingdom. There is something in this as the weather in the area is excellent with one of the lowest rainfalls in Scotland and the UK.

All the towns have a strong fishing tradition – Lossiemouth and Cullen have specific Seatown areas with tiny cottages. Findhorn is also very attractive with an eclectic mix of cottages and houses.

Wide expanses of golden sand invite visitors to stop and admire views of Caithness across the Moray Firth. Quaint shops and quality restaurants compete for your attention as you explore this hidden gem.

Discover the rich bird life of the Moray Firth at Findhorn and Culbin Sands Nature Reserves. Remember to keep an eye out for the bottlenosed dolphins that are often spotted along this stretch of coast. Chanonry Point is one of the best onshore locations in Scotland for dolphin-watching and at Spey Bay, the Scottish Dolphin Centre is certainly worth a visit and admission is free.